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7MS #377: DIY Pentest Dropbox Tips


Today's episode is brought to you by ITProTV. It’s never too late to start a new career in IT or move up the ladder, and ITProTV has you covered - from CompTIA and Cisco to EC-Council and VMWare. Get over 65 hours of IT training for free by visiting https://itpro.tv/7minute. In today's episode I cover some of the nasty "gotchas" I've run into when sending my pentest dropboxes around the country. Curious on how to setup your own portable pentest dropboxes (and/or pentest lab environments)? Check out part 1 and part 2 of the DIY Pentest Lab video series. Here are some of the pain points I cover today:

  • Turn the firewall off Set Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Network > Network Connections > Windows Firewall > Domain Profile > Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections to Disabled. Do the same for the Standard Profile by changing Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Network > Network Connections > Windows Firewall > Standard Profile > Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections to Disabled.
  • Disable Windows Defender Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender and choose Turn Off Windows Defender.
  • Disable power sleep settings To stop computers from snoozing on the job, head to Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > Power Management > Sleep Settings and set Allow standby states (S1-S3) when sleeping (plugged in) to Disabled
  • Create a second disk on the Windows management VM and install BitLocker to Go
Check out today's show notes at 7ms.us for more info!


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